Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Cadets hone their shooting skills at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center

Rifle Qualification at Camp Blanding

Cadets hone their shooting skills at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center

Cadet Ivans

MS II

I joined AROTC because it fulfills both of my dreams of being in the military and getting a degree in engineering. I was really motivated to protect America since 9-11 when I was a little kid, and as I grew up that motivation developed into a desire to be an officer in the US Army.

To me the best thing about Eagle Battalion is the environment of learning and improving yourself. If you are out there every day giving real effort, I feel like everyone is there motivating you and pushing you forward. I still have a lot to learn about the Army and the different branches, so I don’t know for sure what I want to do yet, but I do know I want to go active duty and I am thinking about aviation and engineering.

Cadet Tcheutchua

MS III

I Chose the AROTC because after my Air Force service time, I wanted to do something different, more like boots-on-the-ground feel. I was mostly inspired by an army combat skill training and deployment with an Army unit. I transferred from the University of Texas because the school (classes) seemed to big for me, and majoring in Aerospace Engineering, Embry-Riddle stood out as the choice of preference. I hope to Branch in either Infantry of Engineering.